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Making art was my way of moving through grief.… I continually engage with various art forms in the book because that’s how I know that I’m alive, and that’s what I care to live on.
Kalfus is at his best when he isn't trying too hard to be innovative, when he embraces the oddities that give his stories their spark without forgetting the need for character development and a sense of closure.
In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Guillaume Nicloux's disappointing would-be mystical road trip film, "Valley of Love."
In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Mark Osborne's lackluster rendition of Saint-Exupéry’s "Le Petit Prince" (English "The Little Prince").
The Pixies brought Boston Calling to a powerful close, and artists like The Avett Brothers, alt-j, and Alabama Shakes will pick up the gauntlet this coming September.
In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Justin Kurzel's new adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal "Macbeth."
In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth," a touching examination of old age. Unfortunately, "Youth" does not quite live up to Sorrentino's last film, "The Great Beauty."
Though perhaps not as enormous as the crowd that had turned out for Beck and though some of the teenage girls seemed to have left, an impressively large crowd remained at City Hall Plaza into the night to hear My Morning Jacket’s last few songs.
Boston Calling certainly operates at a smaller scale than more famous festivals with longer pedigrees—it only ever brings in a couple of artists as big as Beck—but it has a great deal to recommend it beyond its convenience for locals.
In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Roberto Minervini's "The Other Side," a film devoted to showing the lives led beyond the margins of mainstream American society in rural Louisiana.